Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
. this is really must-see tv today in great britain and for many other places. certainly the united states, which is why there's so much media here today as well. as one british politician put it, it's the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and the phone-hacking scandal that will appear here later today. they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee. it doesn't sound like much, it's the committee for culture and media. these hearings will only last an hour for rupert and his 38-year-old son, james murdoch. and another hour following that for rebekah brooks, who was as we know now, the chief executive of murdoch's british newspapers before she suddenly resigned last week. members of parliament in terms of what we're going to hear today, they'll try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves on the record. saying things that they might be able to use against them later. especially if what they say turns out to be misleading. they're not going to be on oath, but they are going to be on what they call here, on honor and that's just as significant. the murdochs, and brooks
Jul 6, 2011 5:00am EDT
with national confidence and fashion sense, showcasing star quality that is recapturing interest in britain's monarchy. like when the couple returned to the dock looking less like royalty and more like newlyweds. peter alexander, nbc news, yellow knife. >>> and here's your first look at the other news going on around america the dust in arizona was dwarfing skyscrapers and producing blinding conditions that led to airport delays and thousands of power outages. no serious injuries were reported. >>> an ohio horse had its own get away plans twheekd. the horse escaped from nearby farm, turning a stretch of highway into its own racetrack. the house -- the horse ran for hours until it tired itself out. it was then safely captured and returned to its owner. >>> a group of california rafters survived a wild ride on the river last sunday. the rapids sent all seven people airborne, throwing them into the cold and rough water. they all did survive holding on to the overturned raft and paddling to shore. >>> and finally, in san francisco, one man's mad dash for a home run ball netted the perfect souve
Jul 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
, breaking news this morning as rupert murdoch's right hand in great britain resigned over the newspaper hacking scandal. the question is what will the fbi uncover in its new investigation of murdoch's media empire here in the states. >>> today is the day for all your harry potter kids and adults who read books about boy sorcerers. the question is how long have you been camping out for opening night of "harry potter and the deathly hallows" part two? it's way too early for this.
Jul 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
-hacking scandal hits a new boiling point in britain with the arrest of one of rupert murdoch's top executives. and the resignation also of england's top cop. the question this morning is, could this scandal lead to the breakup of murdoch's empire? >>> and if you like me were watching all that soccer over the weekend, the question is, did any country deserve to win this more than japan? it's "way too early" for this. >>> let's be clear, not saying japan should have won but they could use good news these days. good morning, i'm peter al